Could use advice on what to add

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  1. SarahSmile

    SarahSmile :)

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    Hello all!
    Well, my 14 gal reef tank has been up and running about 6 months now. I have 2 little clownfish, 2 snails and 1 red legged crab. Everyone has been doing great and I am getting the itch to go up to my LFS and get a new addition for my little saltwater world. Anyone have any suggestions? A shrimp that you have found to be fun/pretty? Or some more snails? A different kind of crab?
    Let me know what you think, I read and read and research and research and am driving myself nuts, so someone just tell me what to go get :) that will be compatible with what I have and reef safe.
    Thanks guys~!
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    Mr.Diggler Smitten with Sookie

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    How about a cleaner shrimp?
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    Nice pic! Well that looks like a fun addition for sure
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    fastrd400 It wasn't me! Moderator

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    Look into one of the smaller sized gobies. Harliquin shrimp are always a great addition, long as you don't mind feeding them chocolate chip starfish.
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    Oh geez really? I dunno about that, no, I don't think I could do that-frozen mysis is one thing but chopping up a starfish? That one makes me cringe. :) A little goby would be fun though....as long as my clowns are going to be nice....you can never tell with those little buggers...
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    I love my skunk cleaner shrimp he loves to clean out my fingernails when I do maintenance on the tank
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    irensing Controversial Reefer

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    Green emerald crab and a few blue leg hermits, cheap and fun
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    A Six line wrasse would be nice.
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    sexy shrimp!
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    +1 little fish! I have two and they're breeding and its the coolest thing ever. Plus they're just so damn adorable lol
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    ErinCahir Sausage Wrangler

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    I vote skunk cleaner. And AWESOME picture, Diggler!
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    Mr.Diggler Smitten with Sookie

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    I can't take credit for it. I did a quick search on photobucket. Thanks anyway. :bounce:
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    irensing Controversial Reefer

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    I've been swayed to the sexy shrimp vote. Those little things are awsome. Will the clowns mess with them? I've never got them because I figured my fish would gobble them up.
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    They *should* leave them alone but every animal is an individual
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    Well, that picture did it for me! I went to petco yesterday and got a cleaner shrimp..they were on sale for $10 off, can't beat that.
    I spent 3 hours last night staring at him, it's amazing the things I neglect doing cause of that darn tank. Working out, laundry, pulling weeds. It's a real shame. :)
    I really, really want sexy shrimp though, especially since everyone talks them up. I've never seen them in person, my 2 lfs don't seem to have any though I'm sure they can be ordered.
    They had a six line wrasse up there that was amazing, very small with beautiful colors and the cutest little pursed lips. I see now why everyone loves them. If I had a bigger tank I'd consider it, I worry about an semi-aggressive fish in my teeny tank.
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    I took tons of pictures last night but none can rival the earlier posted one. I'll try to get a good one tonight.....
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    Also, I did NOT know that a clown might eat a sexy shrimp....what a funny hobby, pets eating other pets...At least I don't have to worry about my lhasa and my chihuhua, at least, I hope not!
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    Northstar24 The Tang Herder

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    I dont think you have anything to worry about with the clowns and the sexy shrimp
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    He just molted. It's cool/creepy. I can't make up my mind. Guess if you're in this hobby you have to get over your squeamishness! I refuse to touch it though. And when I was putting him in the tank he was scuttling in the net with this gross rustling noise, I dropped the bag of water he came in all over the floor. Whoops.
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    little_fish Moderator

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    you dont need to touch it :) your CUC will take care of it for you

    And no one gets out of this hobby without spilling copious amounts of water
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